The Happiness Dilemma: How to Use Money to Increase Joy

I spend a lot of time thinking about money. Specifically how money can be used to maximize happiness. Although it’s said that, “Money can’t buy happiness,” I think that’s EXACTLY what it can do (indirectly.) I constantly spend time gauging my own happiness: Identifying EXACTLY what makes me happy and WHY happy it makes me.  It might seem like a …

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Rover Roadster Roadtrip: Part 1 [Finding a Mini Roadster & Rescue Dog]

I wouldn’t say I’m an “emotional” human, but I’m definitely romantic about life. For me, buying a car isn’t a chore. It’s a hunt. I enjoy spending hundreds of hours over several months searching online for my perfect match. My friends in auto sales HATE this about me. I’ve learned, from them, that MOST people buy a car within 3 months …

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Thieves Steal Swedish Crown Jewels And Escape By Boat

Thieves Steal Swedish Crown Jewels and Escape by Boat.  What is this, an episode of Leverage? Seriously…and WHO are these Thieves? Anyone who’s watched realistic crime drama knows it’s IMPOSSIBLE to unload stuff like that unless you have a wealthy private collector interested, essentially, catalyzing the heist. Ooooh, unless it was some Fraternity initiation? It could be some elite Ivy …

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How To Write A Blog (That Gets Clicks)

Apparently “Titles” are important for search engines. 300 words is the “Sweet Spot.” Having a platform (Like Warm 106.9) helps. BUZZ words = Good (Or LIT?) Just do it. Keep doing it. Find someone to give you feedback. (My person is Cliff. He’s nerdy in all the best ways AND has a podcast.) Real talk, I don’t blog a lot. …

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It’s Never Too Late To Channel Your Inner Artist

Contributing writer: Lucy Wyndham Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly creative, it’s there inside you. According to Fast Company, a 2014 study revealed that 72% of us have creative insights in the shower. Now, just imagine if we allowed our minds to channel that creativity when we’re not showering! All it takes is a bit of solitude and time …

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How To Lose Weight In Seattle – Without Spending A Cent

Contributing writer: Lucy Wyndham With summer just around the corner, many Seattleites are still desperately trying to shed the extra pounds they have accumulated during the annual winter gorge. Seattle is not an obese city per se – according to the data released by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2012 and 2013, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area ranked as the 10th lowest among the …

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What’s Your Seattle Story? Tips on Setting up Your Local Blog

Contributing writer: Lucy Wyndham  The internet is so often about being a passive viewer rather than being an active and enthusiastic participant of our global community, which is something WARM 106.9 is really keen on. According to the ‘1% rule of the internet’, only 1% of people on a website actively participate on it, with the rest just lurking. Other people choose …

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Red Alert: Your Pooch’s BFF Has Left The Building!

Contributing writer: Lucy Wyndham It comes as no surprise that Seattle is known for its ‘dog obsession’, with more canines officially living within city limits than children. There are about 153,000 dogs compared to 107,178 little tykes, with many owners seeing their pets as no less than ‘four-pawed children’. Of course, if it were left to Fido’s ‘humans’, they would probably choose …

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Dog Days: How Your Pooch Can Help You Defeat Your Paunch

Contributing writer: Lucy Wyndham When it comes to getting fit, nothing ties you down to an exercise routine quite like having a dog. If you own one of Seattle’s 153,000 dogs, you’ll know that these animals need walks no matter whether it’s hail, rain or shine. NPR reports that dog walkers walk 22 minutes more per day than the average – and given that …

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